Our People

Our People

Warden

Rose Alwyn  

Ms Alwyn is a well-known identity in the tertiary sector and proven leader of the Australian College community. She held the position of president of the peak body, University Colleges Australia, in 2017 and 2018. The Council is delighted to appoint Ms Alwyn, who will foster a dedication to the deep connection between the College and the Anglican Church, while applying her industry-acknowledged depth of experience and professionalism to the management of the College,

The Warden is responsible to the Council for the efficient conduct and administration of the affairs of the College, in caring for and promoting the fullness of collegiate life at St John’s: academic, cultural, sporting, spiritual, and developmental.


Vice Warden

Mr Glen Cronan | BBus (USQ), DipT (QUT)

Mr Glen Cronan has had extensive experience for over twenty years in working with students in residential contexts.  He has served as Deputy Director of Boarding at Ipswich Grammar School and, prior to that, as a Head of Residence at St Joseph’s College, Nudgee, and at St Brendan’s College, Yeppoon.

His teaching experience extends a further decade, his having taught accounting, business studies, economics, health and physical education, and religious studies at the aforementioned institutions, as well as at Downlands College, Canberra Grammar School, and Villanova College, where he was also Head of Sport.

Glen’s most recent employment has been as Sports Coordinator with Australian University Sport, the organisation which organises the annual University Games.  Glen is heavily involved in national, state, and regional sports administration.


Senior Tutor and Chaplain

The Reverend Dr Ceri Wynne | BSc (Hons) (Qld), BTh (BCT), MTh (CSU), PhD (Qld)

The Reverend Dr Ceri Wynne has taught both biochemistry and theology at different stages of her academic career and has research interests in the nexus of those disciplines.  Her most recent academic roles have included being a sessional lecturer in the School of Theology, Charles Sturt University, at the campus of St Francis’ Anglican Theological College in Milton, Brisbane.  She also served there as Academic Dean.

Her undergraduate and postgraduate training in biochemistry was undertaken at The University of Queensland, where she tutored in her discipline.

She currently serves on the Council of the Anglican Church Grammar School, as the nominee of the Archbishop of Brisbane.  In 2015, she concluded an appointment as Priest-in-Charge of St Paul’s Church, Parish of East Brisbane, having previously been Chaplain at St Aidan’s School, Brisbane.  She currently serves as an Honorary Associate Priest at St John the Baptist’s, Parish of Bulimba.

The Senior Tutor is responsible for the academic support programs and learning environment at the College.  The Chaplain is responsible for the spiritual welfare of the residential College community, as well as the extended community of alumni and friends of the College; and collaborates with the Warden in the conduct of chapel services.


Director of Operations

Mr Paul Graham | CA

Paul joined the College in July 2019.


Finance Manager

Miss Nat Klemm | CPA

Nat joined the College in September 2018.


Operations Manager

Mr John Nightingale 

Mr John Nightingale joined the College in 2000 and is responsible for the oversight of College buildings and facilities, as well as the work of the housekeeping, grounds and maintenance staff.


Senior Chef Manager

Mr Chris Boyd

Mr Chris Boyd is our Senior Chef Manager and has worked in hospitality as a chef, and bar and hotel management for over thirty years. Hailing from the Mornington Peninsula in Melbourne, Victoria, Chris moved to the Sunshine Coast and now calls Brisbane home.

Chris is passionate about food and enjoys the challenges that come with high volume function catering. His culinary achievements include catering for the Australian Open and Melbourne Cup. Catering for over 300 St John’s College residents on a daily basis and also College conference delegates comes naturally to Chris.

When he’s not in the kitchen designing nutritious menus for our College residents, Chris can be found enjoying a game of golf, or watching his second love, Formula 1. Chris makes the most of the outdoors, and with an Open Water Diving Certificate, he indulges his love of the water.


Director of Music

Mr Andrej Kouznetsov FROC

The Director of Music trains and directs the College and Chapel Choirs and organises the musical program for Formal Dinners and is available to advise and encourage students to play the Organ.

Andrej is currently Assistant Director of Music at St John’s Cathedral, Brisbane.


Administration Officer

Mrs Dianna Fitzgerald

Mrs Dianna Fitzgerald joined the College in 2016 and is responsible for all administration, admissions and college events as well as welcoming all who call at the College, either in person, by phone, or electronically.


Finance Officer

Mrs Amy Hearn BA

Mrs Amy Hearn joined the College in 2018 and is responsible for the day-to-day handling of College accounts.